ONLINE APPLICATION: September 2020 Physician PLE Board Exam Schedule

Manila, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced the schedule of online application, deadline of filing, as well as requirements for application in September 2020 Medicine or Physician Licensure Examination (PLE).

The board exams for aspiring medical doctors will be held on September 2020 at designated testing locations in Manila/NCR, Baguio, Cebu, Davao and Zamboanga.

Update May 8, 2020: PRC announced the new/re-scheduled dates of all postponed/cancelled board exams from March to June 2020 due to Enhanced Community Quanrantine brought by COVID-19 pandemic.

Likewise, those applicants who already have filed their application for examination and issued the Notice of Admission (NOA) will no longer be required to file a new application.

See Also: When is the New Date(s) of Cancelled/ Postponed PRC Board Exams on March & April 2020?

Name of ExaminationDate/s of ExamDay/sPlaceOpening of Online ProcessingDeadline of Filing
PhysiciansSeptember 20, 21 (for March 2020 Examinees)Su, MoNCR, Baguio, Cebu and DavaoJune 3, 2020August 13, 2020
PhysiciansSeptember 13, 14, 20, 21Su, Mo, Su, MoNCR, Baguio, Cebu and DavaoJune 3, 2020August 13, 2020

See Also: How to Pass Licensure Exam? Tips from Board Passers


The 2020 medicine/ PLE applicants are likewise advised to apply online via or before going to the venue. Applicants are also encouraged to pay through UCPB (over-the-counter), Land Bank (i-access), or PayMaya.

For first timers in PRC PLE online application, you may also want to read the step-by-step guide.


PRC also reminds applicants to secure all requirements before proceeding to PRC centers for further processing of applications and also avoid further inconvenience.

  • NSO / PSA Birth Certificate
  • NSO / PSA Marriage Contract (for married female applicants)
  • Transcript of Records (TOR) with scanned picture and Remarks “For Board Examination Purposes” (first timers and repeaters)
  • *Certificate of Post Graduate Internship
    • TOR & Certificate of having completed the first two (2) years in College of Medicine
    • NMAT
  • After three (3) failures, Certificate of Attendance & copy of grades in subjects taken (FTB)
  • Payment of 900 pesos – complete

    The requirements and details posted above are based on the list of documentary requirements to accompany an application to take licensure examination for Doctor of Medicine courtesy of the Professional Regulation Commission.


    The March 2020 and September 2020 Medicine/ Physician licensure exams covered topics from Biochemistry; Anatomy and Histology; Microbiology and Parasitology; Physiology; Legal Medicine, Ethics and Medical Jurisprudence; Pathology; Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Surgery and Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology and Rhinology; Medicine; Obstetrics and Gynecology; Pediatrics and Nutrition and Preventive Medicine and Public Health.


    In the recent Medicine licensure exams conducted on September 2019, 4,006 out of 4,716 (84.94%) examinees passed. Federico Adriano Peralta IV from University of Santo Tomas clinched the top spot garnering 90.92% rating followed by Ray Zanoria Perez II from Cebu Institute of Medicine from Cebu Institute of Medicine having 90.33%. In the list of top performing schools, three (3) universities shared the top spot for having 100% passing rate, namely Ateneo de Manila University School of Medicine and Public Health Pasig, Cebu Institute of Medicine and Pamantansan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.

    During March 2019 Physician board exam, 1,209 out of 1,579 (76.57%) examinees successfully passed. Jan Bendric Co Borbe from University of Santo Tomas and Clinton Rosita Rabadon from West Visayas State University – La Paz shared the top spot having 89.83% rating. Far Eastern University (FEU) – Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation was the top performing school having 144 out of 147 examinees passed or an overall passing rate of 97.96%.

    In the Physician board exams held on September 2018, 3,717 out of 4,542 (81.84%) examinees passed. Kurl Eduvas Jamora from De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute ranked first in the exams garnering a rating of 91.08% followed by Martin Angelo Tan Zanoria from Cebu Institute of Medicine having 90.92% and Roy Christopher Ku Ang from Saint Louis University and Ernest Matthew Provido Paggabao from University of Santo Tomas (UST) having 90.58%. In the top performing medical schools, Cebu Institute of Medicine topped the list having 99.33% followed by UST having 98.71%.

    On March 2018 PLE, 1,067 out of 1,601 (66.65%) examinees passed. Jerald Lalaguna Pelayo from University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center ranked first in the exams garnering a rating of 88.17% followed by Jay Ruyeras Orehuela from Southwestern University – Matias H. Aznar Memorial College of Medicine having 88.00%. Far Eastern University – Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation was the lone school in the top performing schools’ list having 150 out of 168 examinees passed or 89.29% overall passing rate.

    During September 2017 exams, 3,340 out of 4,064 (82.19%) examinees passed. Vincent Edouard Anthony Retardo Gullas from University of Santo Tomas (UST) ranked first in the exams garnering 90.50% rating followed by Jan David Choa Monzon and Robert Carandang Reña, both from De La Salle University – Health Sciences Institute having 90.08%. Cebu Institute of Medicine and Saint Luke’s College of Medicine shared the top spot in the list of top performing schools having 100% overall passing rate.


    To receive fast and reliable news and announcements regarding the online applications for Physician Licensure Examination/ PLE for September 2020, we advise our readers to visit PRC official website or follow us at our social media accounts via Facebook and Twitter.

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